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Old 05-08-2009, 09:11 PM
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First, may I advise all of my fellow Trek fans, if someone sits next to you, and they smell like bad wine...move. The scent of alcohol almost made me fall out! This was a VERY NICE movie theater, but if one's hooked on the sauce, any venue will do, I guess. He's lucky I didn't yell, "Big O! Showtime!" or the theater would have been wrecked by the Meagdeus.

With that being said, even the smell of Boone's Farm, Mad Dog 20/20, or whatever the guy was drinking, couldn't ruin what was the most fun I've had in years at a movie. I hate to sound like a cliche, but I laughed. I was almost moved to tears. I literally found myself gasping at times aloud. What a fantastic ride! A popcorn movie that's too smart and too clever to realize that it's a popcorn movie. Good for it! Good show, Mr. Abrams! Good show, Paramount! I hope this film makes tons of money so another installment can be made, tout suite!

The last time I found myself talking at a the big silver screen was when I watched "The Color Purple". I literally found myself (to my embarrasement) yelling, "WOW! Rewind that!" So many great moments! So many great lines!

If I had one tineey winsy nitpick it would be (besides the lack of clean air in my proximity) very few beauty shots of the new Enterprise. To those who may have hated her, I you've seen her in action, you may have a reaction similar to what Scotty said when he found out that James Kirk and Spock Prine mentioned her! A beauty of a Sci-Fi space craft. I'm feeling a little spoilerish so I'll continue my rambling thoughts on another thread. film!
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:30 AM
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This review is very close to what I think about the movie.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:33 AM
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Spoiler free review.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:51 AM
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Thumbs up Stats from 3 movie review web sites

So far heres the stats from some movie sites that I go to to read reviews"
  • Yahoo-4668 reviews=A/12 critics=B+
  • Rottentomatoes-34 critics=32 good,2 bad and 96% on the T-meter (which is crazy as Batman was 97% last year)
  • Coming reviews= about 90% of them postive.
Ive browsed threw these 3 movie sites the last couple of days and it seems the few negative reviews that ive read starts off like this " Well ive been a long time trekkie" ........

I just don't get it I mean im a long time trekkie (about 30 years) and the reasons I keep seeing negative reviews are just crazy.

Enyway those are the starts so far , they look pretty amazing especially the T-meter from Rotten.

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Old 05-09-2009, 10:49 AM
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Agreed, good results.

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Old 05-09-2009, 11:30 AM
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I don't know where you got your numbers for Rottentomatoes but the number of total reviews from critics is much higher than 34.... At the moment, there has been 204 reviews in total, with 195 positive and only 9 negative.

Mind-bloggling... I really didn't expect that at all.
Uhura - "And here I thought you were just some dumb hick who only had sex with farm animals."
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"Well... not only..."

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Old 05-09-2009, 11:36 AM
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I looked at the top critic tag number at the top instead of the other one . But this is one mistake on my part that ill be happy to live with . 195 postive and 9 Neg is just stunning on Rotten.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:10 AM
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This is my favorite review thus far. From the Washington Post:
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:28 AM
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Default Gene Shalit Raves about Trek

A glowing review on the Today Show this morning. Really good press for this one! Good Job to the cast and crew!
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:43 AM
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My friend, who was NOT into this movie at all, just sent me a text this morning talking about the reviews it was getting and how she now wanted to see it. Also, another of my co-workers is now going to go check it out when I don't think he had planned to before.

Word of mouth is definitely selling tickets!
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